Name: Black Cohosh Extract
Effectiveness: Women menopause / Others
1. Sources and Habitat
Actaea racemosa (black cohosh) is a species of flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae. It is native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario to central Georgia, and west to Missouri and Arkansas. It grows in a variety of woodland habitats, and is often found in small woodland openings.
2. Descriptions and Specifications of Product
Content Specifications: 2.5% Saponins Test by HPLC
3. Indications and Uses
It is still used for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes/flushes, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbances. It is also used for PMS, menstrual irregularities, uterine spasms and has been indicated for reducing inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and neuralgia.
It is known primarily as a women's herb because of its value in treating gynecological problems, but black cohosh also has potent anti-inflammatory, sedative and analgesic actions, and is useful in treating inflammatory diseases.
4. Safety Concerns
Black cohosh can cause some mild side effects such as stomach upset, cramping, headache, rash, a feeling of heaviness, vaginal spotting or bleeding, and weight gain.
Do not take black cohosh continuously for more than two to three months, and avoid it altogether if you have a hormone-dependent cancer.
5. Dosage Information
Menopausal symptoms: 20-80 mg once or twice daily.
Weak bones (Osteoporosis): 40 mg daily.